"language arts," "social studies," and "classroom management" aren't the only skills we found pre-k teachers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of pre-k teacher responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 57.0% of pre-k teachers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 12.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming a pre-k teacher. While it's true that most pre-k teachers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every seven pre-k teachers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The pre-k teachers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied early childhood education and elementary education, while a small population of pre-k teachers studied education and human development.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a pre-k teacher. We've found that most pre-k teacher resumes include experience from Learning Care Group, Childcare Network, and KinderCare Learning Centers. Of recent, Learning Care Group had 22 positions open for pre-k teachers. Meanwhile, there are 12 job openings at Childcare Network and 9 at KinderCare Learning Centers.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, pre-k teachers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Baltimore City Public Schools, Potomac High School, and Houston Independent School District. Take Baltimore City Public Schools for example. The median pre-k teacher salary is $58,179. At Potomac High School, pre-k teachers earn an average of $54,638, while the average at Houston Independent School District is $53,930. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire pre-k teachers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include ESL Federal Credit Union, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Bright Horizons.
For the most part, pre-k teachers make their living in the non profits and education industries. Pre-k teachers tend to make the most in the education industry with an average salary of $36,525. The pre-k teacher annual salary in the professional and technology industries generally make $30,108 and $26,337 respectively. Additionally, pre-k teachers who work in the education industry make 40.4% more than pre-k teachers in the non profits Industry.